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Caveman (1981)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 17 April 1981 (USA)
A caveman seeks revenge on a much larger competitor for the hand of a beautiful cavewoman.

Director:

Carl Gottlieb

Writers:

Rudy De Luca (as Rudy de Luca), Carl Gottlieb
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ringo Starr ... Atouk
Dennis Quaid ... Lar
Shelley Long ... Tala
Jack Gilford ... Gog
Cork Hubbert ... Ta
Mark King Mark King ... Ruck
Paco Morayta Paco Morayta ... Flok
Evan C. Kim Evan C. Kim ... Nook (as Evan Kim)
Ed Greenberg Ed Greenberg ... Kalta
Carl Lumbly ... Bork
Jack Scalici Jack Scalici ... Folg
Erika Carlsson Erika Carlsson ... Folg's Mate (as Erica Carlson)
Gigi Vorgan ... Folg's Daughter
Sara López Sierra Sara López Sierra ... Folg's Younger Daughter (as Sara Lopez Sierra)
Esteban Valdez Esteban Valdez ... Folg's Son
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In the Stone Age, strong caveman Tonda is the leader of a hostile tribe and the outcast Atouk feels unrequited desire for Tonda's mate Lana. One day, Atouk is walking with his best friend Lar (Dennis Quaid) and they meet the cavewoman Tala. They save her blind father Gog from a tar pit and Tala fells unrequited affection for Atouk. Soon the smart Atouk becomes the leader of the misfit tribe and dispute the leadership of the whole clan and Lana with Tonda. But in the end, the leader needs a worthwhile mate. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Back when you had to beat it before you could eat it... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

This movie was released the same year as a serious "caveman" movie, Quest for Fire (1981), as well as Mel Brooks' History of the World: Part I (1981), which had its own comic caveman sequence. See more »

Goofs

When the blind Zog discovers the white pumpkin and Atook throws it at the dinosaur; the pumpkin that lands on the dinosaur is orange. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Atouk: Macha! Macha! Macha!
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The Critters Abominable Snowman ... Richard Moll Tyrannosaurus Rex ... Himself Big Horned Lizard ... Himself Pterodactyl ... Herself Howling Lizard ... Himself See more »

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Hilarious Silliness
13 January 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the Stone Age, the strong caveman Tonda (John Matuszak) is the leader of a hostile tribe and the outcast Atouk (Ringo Starr) feels unrequited desire for Tonda's mate Lana (Barbara Bach). One day, Atouk is walking with his best friend Lar (Dennis Quaid) and they meet the cavewoman Tala (Shelley Long). They save her blind father Gog (Jack Gilford) from a tar pit and Tala fells unrequited affection for Atouk. Soon the smart Atouk becomes the leader of the misfit tribe and dispute the leadership of the whole clan and Lana with Tonda. But in the end, the leader needs a worthwhile mate.

"Caveman" is a hilarious silliness and is among the silliest movies ever made. But is funny and makes laugh a lot with the gags. The movie has its own language that is very easy to translate and understand the meaning of the words. Shelley Long is very beautiful and this movie introduced Ringo Starr to Barbara Bach that married each other in the end of the release year (1981). In the end, it is worthwhile watching this entertaining comedy. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Caveman – O Homem das Cavernas" ("Caveman – The Caveman")


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$15,965,924

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,965,924
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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